[Jehan George Vibert.]
Copyright 1905 by Mess.rs Arthur Tooth and Sons, Publishers. 5 & 6 Haymarket, London, 41 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, 299 Fifth Avenue. New York & Mess.rs Steifbold & Co., Berlin. Imprimarie A. Saloman, Paris.
Mezzotint on vellum. 310 x 240mm, 12¼ x 9½". With publisher's blindstamp. Limited edition 125, plate destroyed. Faint spotting.
Jehan George Vibert (1840-1902), French academic painter, grandson of engraver Jean-Pierre-Marie Jazet. He has been accused of anti-clericalism, as many of his paintings satirise 'comfortable' priests. His fame spread to the USA, and both John Jacob Astor IV and William Vanderbilt commissioned paintings from him. During the siege of Paris in 1870 he joined the 'sharpshooters', was wounded at Malmaison, and won the Légion d’Honneur.
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